As we previously reported, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law SB 525, which provides a tiered approach for minimum wages for the state’s healthcare workers. Rather than go into effect on June 1, 2024, as originally planned, due to California’s budgetary issues, on May 31, 2024, Governor Newsom signed SB 828, which pushes the effective date of the minimum wage increase to July 1, 2024. No other changes to SB 525’s healthcare worker minimum wage law were made.

California healthcare employers with questions about the minimum wage or the change in date should contact experienced counsel.